We are honored to have worked with music supervisor Budd Carr in preparing the music for Hana Surf Girls. Budd has worked in Hollywood for decades, on everything from all of the Oliver Stone films to the television show Californication. Budd helped us assemble the following slate of top musicians who contributed songs or compositions to Hana Surf Girls.
- Zach Gill. Zach is the keyboard player for Jack Johnson’s band and ALO and a huge songwriting and vocal talent in his own right. You can learn more about Zach here. His song in Hana Surf Girls is Beautiful Reason, from his new solo album, Zach Gill’s Stuff.
- Sean Kennedy. Sean contributed an amazing seven pop songs and two pieces of score music to the movie. A virtuoso on a number of instruments, Sean has a seemingly endless supply of creative energy.
- Bruce Winter. Bruce is another multi-instrumentalist now working as a television and movie composer, with credits including Deadwood. Bruce once toured a fifth member of the popular 90s rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket. See Bruce singing with Wasted Tape here.
- The Coral Sea. Featuring lead singer and songwriter Rey Villalobos, who has now embarked on a solo career, the band has released three albums and had songs placed on television shows including Grey’s Anatomy. You can learn more about the Coral Sea here.
- Jon Lawton. A premiere songwriter and guitarist living in the SF Bay Area, Jon’s music is tasty and soulful, and he is one of the most dedicated musicians you will ever hope to meet. You can learn more about Jon’s music here.
- The I-Rails. The band has two songs in the movie, including the hard-driving Willingness, which is used in our trailer. Both were taken from an album released in 1990 called Panharmonium. Six years later, the band would change its name to Primitive Radio Gods, add Ventura guitarist Luke McAuliffe, and release the chart topping hit, Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand.
- Daniel Lower. Daniel and his many musician friends make music that feels like they had fun making it, because they did. Daniel contributed three instrumental acoustic guitar tracks, including his sweet Hawaiian tinged compositions Hiolane and Tio. Daniel is on CDBaby here.
- CAT OK. Featuring singer/songwriter and guitarist extraodinaire Rob Taylor. His song I Bear the Wreckage is heard under a key scene with Monyca near the end of the film. Learn more about CAT OK on their Facebook fan page.
- Saltwater Cowboys. This tasty acoustic duo is made up of two powerhouse talents — Sam Adams, a classically trained yet completely soulful multi-instrumentalist, and Denny Auberg, an old school Malibu legend whose done everything from co-writing the screenplay to Big Wednesday with John Milius to writing a library of wonderful pop songs. Here’s a video of Denny.